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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypop up
he/she/itpops up
present participlepopping up
past tensepopped up
past participlepopped up

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  1. 1
    to appear very quickly or suddenly

    After a long absence, he popped up in Albuquerque in May.

    The daffodils and tulips are popping up everywhere.

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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